Humanitarian Mission Aircraft - Evacuation aircraft for epidemics

Patient Transport Unit

Any patient, any aircraft, any mission

In-flight intensive care with maximum reliability

The PTU Next Generation (NG) provides the underlying infrastructure and the vital medical equipment needed to transport an intensive care patient on a large aircraft. Its performance meets the requirements for any state-of-the-art medical equipment and therefore fulfills the most demanding NATO standards.

The PTU NG complies with all applicable airworthiness and medical regulations. More specifically, it is a certified medical product under CE regulations, and is integrated into an aircraft via multiple EASA STCs (Supplemental Type Certificate).

Almost 30 years of experience with the PTU Classic in military and airline use, along with intense certification testing, guarantee an absolutely reliable and robust product, ready to fly, whenever needed. The quality and user orientation are reflected in many details such as tool-less installation and one hand operation of drawer latches.

The PTU NG can be installed within minutes via seat track adapters in any aircraft. As it is equipped with different adapters, the same unit can be used in a fleet of different aircraft types. The units are small and light enough to be easily handled by two persons.

“Installed in minutes, PTU is a modular, customizable solution offering the best transport solutions for intensive care patients.”

Oliver Thomaschewski, Head of Product Management Aircraft Components

Depending on Mission and Aircraft

  • Equipment, carrier racks for the foot end or lateral position can be installed.
  • It can accommodate patients on a high comfortable bed or typical stretchers such as Stryker, or products fulfilling the STANAG standards. Incubator platforms can also be mounted on the same interface.
  • Medical supplies can be stowed in removable drawers or standard galley containers. Such boxes can be prepacked and modularly loaded according to the case.
  • 6,500 or 13,000 liters of oxygen, either medical oxygen or aviation oxygen is contained in a closed container, that can be filled and maintained independent from the unit.


The concept of combination of our Patient Transport Unit and EpiShuttle, by EpiGuard, provides the perfect solution for intensive care transports of highly infectious patients on large aircraft.
PTU and EpiShuttle

Perfect solution for transports of infectious patients

Protection becomes more important than ever! The concept of combining our Patient Transport Unit (PTU) and EpiShuttle, by EpiGuard, allows air transport for isolated patients, who can receive intensive care monitoring and treatment. Our PTU as a proven platform for intensive care transportation by air is the perfect partner for EpiShuttle. This single-patient isolation system provides the highest level of safety and comfort for crew and patient. 

EpiShuttle is a medical device of the Norwegian company EpiGuard. Our PTU is produced as a medical device by Aerolite Switzerland. The combination of PTU and EpiShuttle is in concept phase.

Patient Transport Unit

Key features

  • Empty weight: < 200 kg
  • Payload limit: ~ 180 kg
  • Patient weight: max. 120 kg
  • Oxygen capacity: 13,000 liters
  • Power input: 115 V / 360-800 Hz
  • Power output: 230 / 115 VAC, 12 / 28 VDC


PTU - the Patient Transport Unit All features at one glance PDF 4 MB

Your personal contact

Michael Murawski

Product Sales Manager Original Equipment Innovation

Lufthansa Technik AG

Hamburg, Germany